Paige Glass Is Named Valedictorian, John Michael Mills Is Salutatorian
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Edmonson County High School said goodbye to 126 seniors on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the annual graduation commencement ceremony in the high school gym in front of a packed crowd.
A total of over $1.26 million in scholarships were awarded to Edmonson County seniors in a previous ceremony.
Paige Glass was honored as the 2018 Valedictorian while John Michael Mills, who was also a Governor's Scholar, was honored as the 2018 Salutatorian.
Opening remarks were made by senior class president Logan Lindsey. Vivian Thomas performed the song "The Climb" while accompanying herself on guitar. The ECHS band performed the classic "Pomp & Circumstance," as well as "See You Again."
Perfect attendance awards were given to Katlin Collins and John Michael Mills (grade 12), Xavian Johnson (grades 11-12), Tucker Cole (grades 10-12), Miranda Kennon (grades 9-12), Kaytlin Hyde (grades 7-12), and Cameron Vincent, who had perfect attendance every day of school from kindergarten through grade 12.
The following students finished their high school careers as honor students; a minimum GPA of 3.4 under the honors curriculum: Abby Alexander, Clay Browning, Keaton Clark, Katlin Collins, Paige Glass, Kaytlin Hyde, Miranda Kennon, Skylar Lewis, Emma Lindsey, MiKayla Lindsey, Peyton Martin, John Michael Mills, Kaleb Morgan, Suhani Patel, Adam rich, Samantha Steward, Haley Tarter, Vivian Thomas, Keaton Thompson, Lauren Tyree, and J.T. Vincent.
These students finished their high school careers with a cumulative GPA of 4.0 or higher: Abby Alexander, Clay Browning, Brayden Carey, Anthony Cherry, Keaton Clark, Katlin Collins, Dylan Elmore, Paige Glass, Sierra Kenney, Miranda Kennon, Logan Lindsey, MiKayla Lindsey, Peyton Martin, John Michael Mills, Kaleb Morgan, Suhani Patel, Adam Rich, Samantha Steward, Haley Tarter, Vivian Thomas, Keaton Thompson, and Moses Wilson.
ECHS Guidance Counselor Michael Meredith then called all seniors to the stage where they received their ceremonial diplomas from Superintendent Patrick Waddell. Closing remarks were given by Logan Minton, who also said prayer.
Principal Tommy Hodges then instructed the class to turn their rings and tassels and the class tossed their caps into the air as they were dismissed.